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Wolfwalkers (2020)

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Critic Consensus: A mesmerizing Celtic-inspired adventure, Wolfwalkers offers an epic ethereal fantasy matched by profound philosophies and stellar voice work.

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"Wolfwalkers" follows Robyn Goodfellowe, a young apprentice hunter who journeys to Ireland with her father in a time of superstition and magic to wipe out the last wolf pack. While exploring the forbidden lands outside the city walls, Robyn befriends a free-spirited girl, Mebh, a member of a mysterious tribe rumored to have the ability to transform into wolves by night. As they search for Mebh's missing mother, Robyn uncovers a secret that draws her further into the enchanted world of the "Wolfwalkers" and risks turning into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy.

Cast

Honor Kneafsey
as Robyn Goodfellowe
Eva Whittaker
as Mebh Óg MacTíre (voice)
Sean Bean
as Bill, Bill (voice)
Simon McBurney
as Lord Protector, Lord Protector (voice)
Tommy Tiernan
as Seán Óg, Seán Óg (voice)
Maria Doyle Kennedy
as Mebh's Mother, Moll MacTíre (voice)
Jon Kenny
as Stringy Woodcutter, Ned (voice)
John Morton
as Stumpy Woodcutter (voice)
Nora Twomey
as Head Housekeeper, Bridget (voice)
Oliver McGrath
as Street Children Ringleader, Padraig (voice)
Paul Young
as Sheep Farmer (voice)
Niamh Moyles
as Fishmonger (voice)
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Critic Reviews for Wolfwalkers

All Critics (162) | Top Critics (32)

Its spell is irresistible.

January 27, 2021 | Full Review…

Here is an animated film that finds new beauty in ancient traditions; a film that fights back against the temptation to surrender what little magic this world still has left, and fulfills Cartoon Saloon's promise along the way.

January 27, 2021 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

It's glorious, gorgeous, and more than a little profound.

December 13, 2020 | Full Review…

To watch Wolfwalkers is to dive into visual splendor.

December 11, 2020 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…
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Wolfwalkers does its world-building through emotional voice-work, through lush, hand-drawn animation, and through visual style for days.

December 11, 2020 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There's an ecological parable going on here, no doubt. Girl power is a running theme as well. But I was most knocked out by "Wolfwalkers' " metaphors for the long, sad colonization.

December 10, 2020 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

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